When not listening to Bon Jovi albums, our buddy Dustin at Pajiba runs a prett kick-ass movie site. One day last May he was feeling a little impulsive and announced to his readership that he would fabricate a news story within the coming days. He successfully created the rumor that "funny" man Dan Fogler would try to fill John Candy‘s size 13’s with a remake of the John Hughes classic, Uncle Buck. The lie went by unnoticed and Dustin, distracted by a TBS airing of Son-in-Law, forgot to lift the veil on his prank.
Hilariously, the rumor made it to the Fogler camp. Here’s video of Dan denying any involvement in the fictional project:
Thankfully, this remake was only a rumor but this was a risky deceit. Like Gods of the Nasuverse, the retread could have been accidentally willed into existence thus killing many a childhood. That’s why we as writers should not start rumors, like the one I started above about John Candy’s shoe-size. (Pajiba)